NYC Sets New Minimum Wage For AA-Based Drivers From Harlem To Hollis

On Tuesday, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) passed new minimum wage requirements for drivers working for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Going forward, drivers will be paid $17.22 per hour. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: As City Works To Regulate Uber, Access To Taxis Is Better Than Ever Before

By David Beier

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New York City’s new law to regulate multi-billion-dollar ridesharing companies like Uber has been broadly supported by taxi and Uber drivers alike. Continue Reading →

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Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Proposed Freeze On Uber And Lyft In Harlem

Business Insider reports that Civil rights groups joined Uber and Lyft in their fight against the New York City Council’s proposed plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles that ride-share services can operate in the city. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Capping Uber And Lyft Would Bring Back The Bad Old Days

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A lot has been made in recent weeks of creating a cap on Uber, Lyft and other for-hire vehicles. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Uber & Lyft

Following the decision by Uber & Lyft on skyrocketing the prices in the area affected by an explosion this morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, uptown Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Transportation Committee released the following statement: Continue Reading →

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MTA Will Increase Subway Service To Boost Ridership From Harlem To Hollis

Curbed NY reports that beginning next spring, the MTA will increase the number of trains on the 2, 3, 7, N, W, and Q lines as the agency attempts to boost its declining subway ridership numbers, reports amNewYork. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: As Uber Falters, Yellow Taxis Provide Great Opportunities For Drivers

By David Beier

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Although it is no secret that Uber is facing an ongoing leadership and integrity crisis, the yellow taxi industry is proving it is not going anywhere. Continue Reading →

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How Bad Are Street Surfaces In Your Harlem Hood?

If your Uber rides home from the bar are starting to feel more like back-road safari trips, a new street quality ranking (and mapping!) project from NYC’s Independent Budget Office may explain why. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Dickens, Mark-Viverito Support Naked Ladies

For Sunday News: 08/26/15:Topless:New York - NY Post reporter Amber Jamieson walks in Times Square as a "desnuda" as she goes undercover as a topless painted woman soliciting tips in Times Square. Photo by Helayne Seidman

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Prominent female city leaders — including Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito — praised The Post Sunday for revealing that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s crusade against the half-naked ladies of Times Square is wrong-headed and sexist. Continue Reading →

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Shorris: Council And Uber Agree To Passenger Policy

Anthony_ShorrisFirst Deputy to the Mayor de Blasio Anthony Shorris stated today that

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“Today the administration, City Council and Uber have agreed to a framework that will advance the city’s vital policy goals for passengers, drivers and the public. Continue Reading →

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Uber Gets ‘Community Leaders’ Support In Harlem

UBERNYweb1-master675For months, the clash has seemed inevitable: the professed disrupters of municipal transportation policy and the chief executive of the country’s largest city government, tussling over who should rule the roads of New York City. Continue Reading →

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